My appointment yesterday didn't go so well. It wasn't a total loss, but not too helpful either. I started by telling the doc my long medical history then he tested my strength and flexibility in my left leg. He also measured my calf, just above my knee and mid-thigh of both legs. Turns out my left leg is slightly larger than my right one (cause that's what a woman likes to hear). While he admitted he has to do a bit of research, he thinks it may have something to do with the humatrope, a growth hormone, I take each night, even though I've been taking it since June of last year. After several blood workups since my surgery in 2009 showed a low GH level, I started taking Humatrope to bring it up to normal level and give me more energy. Part of me kind of hopes that this is what's causing the stiffness so there's a definite cause, but then again, I need to take the GH if I don't want to be exhausted all the time. Of course, there's still a possibility that something else is going on.
The doc wants me to see his partner, who apparently has more knowledge about muscle workings, so I'm seeing him tomorrow afternoon. I'll see what he has to say. In the meantime, the doc I saw today suggested I try a long warm-up, stretching and foam roller before trying to run.
This morning before we went to the gym I used the trigger wheel on my glutes then I started with a .25 mile walk at a moderate pace on the treadmill, a few light, dynamic stretches and then used the foam roller a bit. Then I tried running. Definitely still a wonky start and I my turnover was actually faster than the pace, which I had trouble slowing down. It was weird. Anyway, I feel I could have gone longer but I only went a mile. I think I've gotten to that point where I'm putting up a mental wall that I'm going to have to break down. Fast. I finished my workout with 3.76 miles on the elliptical, side squats with a resistance band, stretching, crunches and the foam roller. Let's see what Doc #2 says today.
I just want to run.
- What are you most looking forward to about Spring (assuming it arrives in earnest!)?
Today's workout -
1 mile run
35 min elliptical
3x10 side squats